ThinkForward & Impetus
As a result of the support we get from Impetus, we are transforming the way we measure and manage the impact we have on young people's lives. This is essential for a sustainable future.
– Ashley McCaul, CEO, ThinkForward
The need: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with no qualifications struggle to make the transition from school to work. Early engagement and long-term support can help.
Our charity partner: Founded by Impetus in 2011 and an independent charity since 2016, ThinkForward identifies young people most at risk of unemployment and provides them with a dedicated coach from age 13 to 18. Coaches help them to deal with the challenges holding them back and to build the skills they need to find and keep a job.
Our impact: With our support, ThinkForward has been able to grow from a small pilot to running programmes in schools and colleges across London, the Midlands and Kent. Since 2011, more than 8 out of 10 young people to graduate from the ThinkForward programme have made a successful transition into further or higher education and employment.